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A set of 4 knowledge organisers to fully support students’ understanding of timbers and manufactured boards, for GCSE Design and Technology including:

  • primary sources
  • stock forms of natural timber
  • stock sizes of manufactured boards
  • stock sizes of natural timbers: planed both sides (PBS), planed all round (PAR), rough sawn
  • conversion of timbers
  • air seasoning
  • kiln seasoning
  • sustainable timber
  • hardwoods - types, characteristics and uses
  • softwoods- types, characteristics and uses
  • manufactured boards- types, characteristics and uses
  • grain and colours
  • flat-pack furniture
  • commercial routing and turning
  • mechanisation and automation
  • quality control
  • tolerance
  • tanalising
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

The knowledge organisers also include keywords with their definitions, video and web- links, example questions and revision checklists.


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